Editorial Assistant, McElderry Books

Ref#: 28051
CBS Business Unit: Simon & Schuster
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

This editorial assistant is responsible for tracking books through the various stages of production; writing tip sheet, back ad, cover, and flap copy; communicating with authors and agents at all stages of project development from manuscript to finished books; reading submissions and providing reader's reports as well as notes for acquired manuscripts; providing editorial support for marketing initiatives of McElderry publishing programs; writing copy and processing all changes for conversion of hardcover titles to paperback; handling general departmental responsibilities such as coordinating meetings, taking minutes, routing paperwork, processing payments, sending out reviews, author's copies etc.


Candidate must have a B.A. degree; writing ability; organizational skills; ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing; analytical thinking skills; ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks; ability to work efficiently with time constraints; enthusiasm for children’s books. Knowledge of children’s books and children’s publishing is a plus, as is attendance at a children’s publishing course, experience at another publishing house, or with an agency.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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